A: The best response to doubters is to prove them wrong through performance. I strive to keep learning and putting that knowledge into practice. This is a dynamically-evolving industry and adaptable perseverance is key. Regardless of gender, most growers are (by nature) kind and willing to share. Since there is no ‘magic’ sauce, it’s all in the subtle nuances individual growers employ through their experience that can be a differentiator.
A great grower makes decisions based on the information they have at the time. These are living plants that can make your day interesting in a hurry. Being able to react just as quickly - and effectively - is key to mitigating and stopping serious challenges and achieving consistent, quality results.